I gained my undergraduate degree in Psychology with sport and exercise from Leeds Beckett University and my masters in Health Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University. I originally worked as a assistant psychologist and in patient facing roles. I then embarked on my research career, undertaking my PhD in health psychology at the Centre for Behaviour Change and Applied Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. My PhD developed, delivered and evaluated a healthcare professional intervention. This was in the form of a training package to support healthcare professionals recommending, referring and supporting patients with prostate cancer with exercise in line with NICE recommendations. I conducted and published a Cochrane methodology systematic review exploring what elements of exercise interventions were effective at supporting exercise behaviour in people living with and beyond cancer. A rapid review exploring the clinical exercise guidelines for healthcare professionals. I then developed an intervention using the Medical Research Council, Behaviour Change Wheel guidance and key stakeholders. This intervention was delivered and evaluated at two NHS sites. This developed intervention is now being delivered as part of this national trial funded by the NIHR. Now as an early career researcher in the field of behavioural science and health psychology, I am passionate about improving health services and patient outcomes in the UK and globally.
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Chartered Psychologist and full member of the Division of Health Psychology
British Psychological Society
Division of Health Psychology Committee, British Psychological Society
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion group member
Faculty, Biology, Medicine and Health University of Manchester